Like the new look? I was busy avoiding work (it is tax time and I own a heating and cooling company) so instead of working on my books, I was playing with my blog. Naturally! And, what does that get me? I lost all my quilty friends list, my blog ring thingies, and...not sure what else yet. But, more importantly, is it prettier now? Like my new stripes? Bolder colors? Happier? More cheerfull and "perky"? Thats what I was going for.
Had out little crafty church group meeting last night. My friend, Jan, wanted to make one of these notebook covers, so we worked on that.
I actually drug all my stuff and machine there and never turned it on. I just helped Jan with learning to use rulers, rotary cutter, mats, and quilting it. It was fun. I make a lot of jokes about why I am not a "teacher" of anything. I would usually rather just do it myself. I have to fight myself not to do my daughters homework because it's easier than explaining it.
I actually did good with it, I hope. Jan seemed to think so. As I've mentioned previously, we are having a "Craft Day" on March 8th at the church building. I'm so suprised by how many women are all excited about it. Women from church that I didn't even know did any crafts are coming. And they are all excited about it. Jan and I are going to go on Friday night and set up the tables along the walls for the sewing machines. We've decided to buy a boatload of surge suppressor extension cords and get things in order. I'm thinking about picking up some "prizes" for a drawing of some kind, but I'm not sure what to get. Maybe I should make a few of these: I made this one for myself and made one for Jan. It's easy and I have a almost full bolt of that sewing fabric. Then I could maybe come up with a needle case for the crocheters and knitters. And a couple of the notebook covers for the scrapbookers? Anyone have any other ideas? I'm very open to suggestions. It's like a mini retreat for me and I've never hosted anything like this before.
Some women will be quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, rug making, knitting, crocheting, and .... not sure...what else. How cool is this gonna be? I also do quite a bit of cooking for church activities and I get a lot of requests for my Chicken 'n Dumplings, so since it's become a Pot Luck lunch, I'm going to make that. I know and love almost every woman who attends there, and the few I don't know well, I'm looking forward to getting to know better. That's the thing about "crafting" together. You really get to know someone in a completely different way when you create together. The fellowship that it brings is amazing to me. I'll try any craft. I've taken painting lessons, cake decorating classes, some jewelry making classes, cooking classes. I'll take a class on just about anything. I've crocheted since I was in second grade. I love photography, although I'm not very good at it. How do people who don't create things get thru the day?
Well, Jen has emailed me to try to help me get back my ring thingie, so I'm off to cause a brown out in Cleveland. That's what I think of my computer skills.....heheheheh
Have a great Wednesday, each of you....